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Abell "Abel" Fisher
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Birth: 1730, Ireland
Death: 1777
Ligonier
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Abel or Abell Fisher was born in Mountmellick or Mount Mellick (not Mt. Mellick), Ireland, the son of Abel Fisher. He had a brother, Henry Fisher, and a half-sister, Nancy Lake. According to family records, he spent some time as a dragoon in the British Army. He married Rachel Hoowe or Hoowee (as spelled in family bible) on Feb 27, 1750 in Ireland. She may have been born about 1732, the daughter of Mathias Howee.

After the marriage, the family emigrated to America, landing at Philadelphia, Philadelphia. They settled at Cape May, New Jersey where Abel Fisher used a small boat to transport oysters to Philadelphia and bringing back domestic goods.

In 1773, they moved west. After an arduous journal, their team of horses gave out at Fort Ligonier, Pennsylvania, where Abel decided to purchase 300-acres, two miles west of Ligonier on Two Mile Run.

During the American Revolution, the family retreated to York, Pennsylania, due to Indian attacks. After the war, they returned to Westmoreland County.

He married Rachel Hoowe or Hoowee (as spelled in family bible) on Feb 27, 1750 in Ireland. Their children were:

Henry
Elizabeth
Abel
Mathias
Elizabeth
Rachel
Thomas
Hannah
John
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rachel Hoowee Fisher (1724 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Abel Fisher (1756 - 1838)*
  Mathias Fisher (1758 - 1834)*
  Thomas Fisher (1764 - 1848)*
  Hannah Fisher McDowell (1767 - 1826)*
  John Fisher (1769 - 1775)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fisher Farm Cemetery
Ligonier
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Record added: Apr 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35453076
Abell Abel Fisher
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Abell Abel Fisher
Added by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
 
 
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- Mary Harrell-Sesniak
 Added: Aug. 25, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 17, 2014
Did Abel have another brother named Thomas born 1722? Thomas Fisher(1722 -after 1775) was my 6th great grandfather who died in Westmoreland Co., PA. His daughter, Ann Fisher married William McGrew, a Quaker and lived in Sewickley Twp., Westmoreland Co.,...(Read more)
- Nicole May
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
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